Thu, Nov 29, 2012 - Page 4 News List

Plastic surgeon is investigated after claims of assault

By Rich Chang  /  Staff reporter

The Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office yesterday said a plastic surgeon who has been accused of sexually assaulting several female patients and taking photographs of them in the nude has been barred from leaving the country. His computers and cellphones have also been seized by the authorities.

Office spokesman Huang Mo-hsin (黃謀信) said that prosecutors had questioned the surgeon, surnamed Hung (洪), and a woman, surnamed Lee (李), who had filed a lawsuit against him.

The Chinese-language Next Magazine revealed the allegations of sexual offenses in its latest edition yesterday.

According to the magazine, Lee said Hung was her former boyfriend and that after they had dated for about six months, Hung showed her photos of female patients taken at his clinic in Taipei.

The women were unconscious after being anesthetized for surgery, Lee said.

Lee said Huang had sexually assaulted his patients and taken their photos. She also told the magazine that Hung had taken some anesthetic home and that he could use it to anesthetize women before assaulting them.

Lee told reporters yesterday that she suspected that there were at least eight female victims.

Hung, who has often appeared on TV programs to talk about plastic surgery, has issued a statement denying the accusations.

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